Hey, Mom! The Explanation.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Hey, Mom! Talking to My Mother #259 - My First Three Instructional Videos

Hey, Mom! Talking to My Mother #259 - My First Three Instructional Videos

Hi Mom,

Guess what? I made three instructional videos! I have been meaning to make instructional videos for a couple of years, but I never got around to it. Part of the problem was that I thought I would need a camera and a tripod and microphones and all that. But then, I tried just setting up my laptop in my class room at WMU, and voila! I have good sound pick up with the laptop's microphone. And the videos are not bad.

In watching them, I did forget some content that I wanted to share, but nothing so critical that I would re-record them. However, watching and listening to myself, and knowing what I know with my training in theater and speech, I could do MUCH better. I search for words too often, I "um" and "uh" WAY TOO MUCH, and I even have little physical things that could be avoided during video recording like scratching itches or touching my nose. Granted, I am just getting over being ill, so the fact that my nose was only running a little, and I did not have to stop the recording and start over due to major nasal congestion unstopperage was pretty impressive.

In posting my videos to You Tube, I was surprised that some other videos in my channel had lots of views. Though no one has commented, my recording of myself performing the Spider-Man poem has been viewed almost 1000 times (965 views as of this morning) and my video of a baby bird that I recorded two years ago has 167 views.

I wonder who all those people are who made those views?

So here's my three videos. I know you will love to watch them, Mom. I wonder how many students I will have watch them. So far, I think my views are the only views.

In the first video, I describe the five principles of quality business and technical writing. In the second, I deliver the basics of writing an expanded definition, their next assignment. And in the third video, I describe the GRIN technologies that my students will write about in their expanded definition assignment from a book my WMU students are also reading.

That's it for today. Enjoy the videos, Mom ... and others... if you watch even a little, and you're not my student, wow, I am impressed with you... :-)

Reflect and connect.

Have someone give you a kiss, and tell you that I love you.

Talk to you tomorrow, Mom.


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- Bloggery committed by chris tower - 1603.22 - 7:58

NOTE on time: When I post late, I had been posting at 7:10 a.m. because Google is on Pacific Time, and so this is really 10:10 EDT. However, it still shows up on the blog in Pacific time. So, I am going to start posting at 10:10 a.m. Pacific time, intending this to be 10:10 Eastern time. I know this only matters to me, and to you, Mom. But I am not going back and changing all the 7:10 a.m. times. But I will run this note for a while. Mom, you know that I am posting at 10:10 a.m. often because this is the time of your death.
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